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Water Company Promises Long-Term Fix in Greenwich

GREENWICH, Conn. — Another water main broke in western Greenwich on Saturday night, just a week after the intersection of Glenville Road and Riversville Road was closed for repairs. Aquarion Water Co. has finished working at that site for now but is seeking a long-term solution to prevent another break.

Lorraine Bukowski, public relations manager for Aquarion, said the last time the main broke the intersection had to be excavated so the broken portion of the pipe could be replaced. Then the road had to be returned to its original condition.

“Whenever a company does that kind of work, there’s a period of a couple of months for the ground to settle,” said Bukowski. “They think that the earth began to settle and broke a portion of the main farther down from where the original one was.”

At 4:30 p.m. Saturday, the water main break was reported. Water was turned off to 50 customers by 5:30 p.m., then restored by 1 a.m. Sunday. “The road was not nearly as damaged as it was before,” said Bukowski. “Some buckling occurred, but not like what had happened last time. It’s patched up now.”

Bukowski said Aquarion is in constant communication with Greenwich officials and met Monday to determine how to prevent breaks in another area.

Lt. Kraig Gray, spokesman for the Greenwich Police Department, said the road is open and work has been completed. However, Monday night another water main broke on Railroad Avenue between Field Point Road and Prospect Street, narrowing the road to one lane.

Do you think the water company will be able to prevent another break from occurring? Comment below or send responses to ahelhoski@thedailygreenwich.com.

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